The more and more in style privacy-focused browser Courageous is formally saying goodbye to Google as its default search engine, changing the world’s hottest search engine in favor of “Courageous Search,” the corporate introduced in a weblog put up.

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Courageous Search is Courageous’s reply to clients wanting a “privacy-preserving” search engine, and it is constructed utilizing Courageous’s personal “impartial index, and would not observe customers, their searches, or their clicks.” Courageous customers in the US, United Kingdom, and Canada will robotically have Courageous Search set as their default search engine within the deal with bar as an alternative of Google. Courageous Search can be changing different default browsers, corresponding to Qwant in France and DuckDuckGo in Germany.

At present’s Courageous desktop browser replace (model 1.31), in addition to the Courageous Android app (model 1.31)* and the Courageous iOS app (model 1.32) all robotically provide Courageous Search because the default for brand spanking new customers in these 5 international locations, with absolutely localized variations in non-English geographies. Courageous customers can simply select a special search possibility if they like by managing their search engine settings. Courageous Search can be out there in some other browser at search.courageous.com.

Customers in all international locations will nonetheless be capable of revert their default search engine again to Google or DuckDuckGo, however Courageous is hoping the bulk will not. Courageous Search doesn’t show any advertisements in its present type, however the firm introduced plans this week to alter that. Courageous says that the free model of its search engine will “quickly be ad-supported,” with the corporate planning to supply a premium ad-free plan later down the road. Courageous launched Courageous Search in beta earlier this summer time.

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